UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14:  A pedestrian walks past a branch of Barclays bank in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. Barclays Plc, the U.K.'s second-biggest bank, offered institutional investors as much as 500 million pounds ($750 million) of stock reserved for Persian Gulf funds and said management will stand for re-election next year.  (Photo by Charles Crowell/Bloomberg via Getty Images)